Fall colours in Ontario
We’re on the verge of one of nature’s greatest displays, so grab a pumpkin spice treat of your choice and check out the fall colours!
As with most things, timing is everything. To avoid disappointment, refer to the Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report before you hit the road to get the latest on where leaves have already started to change.
Algonquin Park is perhaps Ontario’s most popular fall road trip destination, but you don’t need to travel far to be immersed in fantastic foliage.
Within the heart of London, Westminster Ponds boasts six major ponds, 20 boardwalks and a network of well-defined trails winding through 300-hectars of diverse marsh, swamp and bog habitats. There are convenient access points near the intersection of Adelaide Street and Commissioners Road or at the Tourism Information Centre on Wellington Street.
Komoka Provincial Park
Komoka Provincial Park is situated along the Thames River a short drive west of London. The park’s 11 kilometres of colour-coded trails offer a bit more of a physical challenge (some hills), but that sweat equity will reward you with a beautiful mix of mature deciduous forest, swamp, meadow and floodplain scenery.
The changing leaves makes this the best time of year to simply take a leisurely drive down country roads. Whether you plan a route or just randomly crisscross the countryside, embrace the fun in discovering what’s over the next hill or around the next bend.
Photos supplied by Kyle Rooks.
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